Reference : V-P-MM-E-00179
Date : 01/04/2014
Country/Region : MYANMAR
Caption : Southern Myanmar, Kayin State. Hpa-An Physical Rehabilitation Centre. A 12 year old boy who was born with a deformity is taking his first steps with his new prosthesis, under the watchful eyes of the prosthetic technician who has made and fitted the artificial limb.
Photographer : POWELL, Janet
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The boy has just arrived at the Centre to be fitted with a prosthesis for the first time.

To arrive at the Centre, he made a five day boat journey with this father, who works in an oil palm plantation in southern Myanmar.

They will have to come back to the Centre every six months to have his prosthesis checked and replaced as he grows.

The centre is run by the Myanmar Red Cross Society, with the financial and technical support of the ICRC. In 2013, 60% of patients were landmine or unexploded devices victims. Since the Second World War, Myanmar has witnessed an accumulation of landmines and unexploded ordnance that has affected untold numbers of people.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5184x3456
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour